Wednesday, July 26, 2006

For Mr. Patton

This is not one of my fractals, but demonstrates the result.

I have only a quote to offer:

"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"

by Eleanor Roosevelt

16 comments:

David E. Patton said...

This is such a beautiful color. the gold is full if life as you are pulled into the center of the peice. Thank you. I use to paint back in the day but haven't done anuthing in a few years now. This peice makes me want to pick up the brush again. Did you guys get the high winds that we got here in St. Louis a week ago? When it was at its hight I went outside and was rewarded with a sinse of wonder at nature in all her glory.It did my poet soul good to stand in the mist of all the dust and leaves blowing around me. I did think that one of the trees in the back yard was going to blow over as it was bending in the wind. I am sure that some people will think me foolish for seemily putting my self in harms way but I do not fear nature and think that she can do no harm as she goes about being herself. If there is fault to be found it is with man not nature inwhich we are apart of. If a tree falls onto the roof of a house and break it open the fault lies in that man did not builder a stronger roof to withstand all that nature may throw at it. Ok I'm starting to get on my soap box, but I just love nature. Be well and much joy to you and your ducks

Rhiannon said...

This is so beautiful! Fractals are so interesting and I know I could never do one.

Eleanor Rooevelt is one of my mentors and hero's, along with poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Nice of you to do this for David..he is a very talented and cool man...

Blessings,

Rhi

Rhiannon said...

oops! meant "Roosevelt"..sorry I have dyslexia...

goatman said...

David
My folks were out of power in Florissant for 4 days. They could have come out here to Fulton to stay with us but I think they enjoyed the thrill of cleaning out the fridge for a change! We didn't know it was happening as the winds blew.

Rhi
The fractals are not done by us by hand cause it would take forever. This is where the power of the computer takes over. Many calculations have to be done for each pixel on the screen to produce the result. My first fractal took 23 hours to create on a mono screen with a 8088 computer! Just turned it on and let er run. Now they take about 40 seconds to do.
Peace

kathy said...

"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"
Great question! it must be far off in the future cause i don't see it happening on the news.

Rob said...

An answer to the quote could be, "The answer is blowin' in the wind."

urban butterfly said...

I love this visual!

mireille said...

wow. that is just beautiful. As if it were brocade fabric turning in and around itself. hope you find your camera soon ... and nice ducks. xoxo

burning_fingers said...

How do you spell "mathematical ability"? I bow to your skill. I have neither the patience nor the "mathematical ability" to complete such a task. Beautiful.

Weatherman said...

I dunno much about art but these sure are beautiful to look at. Hope you wont mind me dropping by from time to time. Wonderful quote...makes you hopeful for the future. Great duck names btw!

Enemy of the Republic said...

How does one do fractals? I know another blogger who does some amazing ones. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the visit, btw.

serenity said...

Thank you for your visit to my site. Beautiful quote and image. And I have to admit ignorance on fractals, something I must now find out more about! These are words we should all remember each and every day as we practice compassion and share the love and the light in our spirit.

Blessings of peace and joy to you.

jim said...

Terrific fractal, I might try these soon, great color, sounds difficult. I have no idea about it.

serenity said...

I have to entirely give you the credit (or blame you) for my now immersion into creating fractals. I am hooked, and there is no looking back now!!! I just wanted to stop in and thank you for posting this. You never know what kind of inspiration you are placing in someone's spirit.

Blessings of peace and joy to you.

LJ said...

When indeed. Soon, if we are to survive...

Katie McKenna said...

Beautiful picture... loved the quote too,it makes one think! Thank you!

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